The Abbotsford Islamic Centre participates in the B.C.-wide Open Mosque Day on Saturday, Feb. 16.

Abbotsford Islamic Centre hosts Open Mosque Day

Event one of nine across B.C. on Saturday, Feb. 16

Abbotsford is among nine cities where mosques are opening their doors to the public on Saturday, Feb. 16.

The free event is part of the B.C.-wide Open Mosque Day and runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Abbotsford Islamic Centre, 1980 Salton Rd.

This is the third consecutive year that the Abbotsford centre has held such an open house. This year, mosques in eight other cities are taking part – Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, Burnaby, Victoria, Kamloops, Kelowna and Prince George.

Organizers say the event is a “great way of bridging the gap between Muslims and non-Muslims around the globe.”

The event includes snacks, tours of the mosque, displays, henna tattooing and Hijab tryouts for kids and women.

Visit openmosquebc.ca for more information.

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